The 12th annual Pisgah Mountain Bike Adventure Race (PMBAR) will go on sale Wednesday January 15th at Noon.
What is PMBAR?
On Saturday May 3rd, 2014 Teams of two riders will race to reach ? of ? checkpoints, in any order, and return to the start/finish. Checkpoint locations will remain secret until start-time and there is no suggested route. Routes will vary between 50-80 miles, will include 9,000-15,000 feet of climbing, and should take 6-12 hours to complete. PLEASE DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE EXTREME DIFFICULTY OF THIS EVENT.
The Pisgah Mountain Bike Adventure Race will be held deep in the Pisgah National Forest, one of the most beautiful, rugged, and unforgiving areas in the nation. There will be little to no water or food support on course. Once you leave the start/finish you are on your own. There will be no drops, sag wagons, or other outside support available. Be prepared for any circumstances you may encounter including, but not limited to: medical emergencies, navigational errors, inoperable equipment, wild animals, and stinging/poisonous insects and plants.
Event schedule and times
Sign in and mandatory gear check at Start/Finish: Friday May 2 5pm-10pm and Saturday May 3 5:30am-7:30am
Sign in and mandatory gear check at LIBERTY BIKES and THE HUB at BACKCOUNTRY: Friday May 2 12:00PM-6:00PM
Racer meeting: Saturday May 3 7:45am
Start: Saturday May 3 8:00am
Final cutoff: Saturday May 3 10pm
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